Honey Dew Donuts

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Honey Dew Donuts is a Plainville, Massachusetts, based franchise selling donuts and other breakfast foods.

Honey Dew Donuts in Plainville


Honey Dew Donuts, Andover St. Danvers, Massachusetts

Honey Dew Donuts was founded on Church Street in Mansfield, Massachusetts, by Richard J. Bowen in 1973. In 1975 a customer suggested bringing Honey Dew Donuts to his own local community, and this customer became the first franchisee.

Richard J. Bowen went by the nickname "Dick." He was introduced to the aspect of donuts when he was at the age of twelve by working with his dad making donuts in a local donut shop in his community. He discovered his desire for an entrepreneurship with the Honey Dew Donuts when he was in his high school English class. In the year of 1965, Bowen graduated from Stoughton High School. After he graduated from high school, Bowen enlisted in the army. He also moved to Germany because of his deployment, and it is here where he worked as a mechanic and he also baked donuts.[1]

Today, there are more than 150 franchises of Honey Dew Donuts in New England.[2] The one at the Quincy YMCA does not sell donuts to keep in line with the Y's focus on health.[3] It is ironic that their low fat muffins have more calories but also more fiber.[4]


Honey Dew Donuts goes by their motto of "Always Fresh, Always Good!" that was originated in the year of 1975. The original Honey Dew Donuts location is in downtown Mansfield, Massachusetts. The Honey Dew Donuts that was located in Plainville, Massachusetts, was one of the first establishments in New England that constructed and utilized a drive-thru. In the year of 2003, the Honey Dew Donuts franchise had 140 shops, 65 franchise families, and over 20 corporate employees. In the year of 2012, Olivia Culpo, a Miss Rhode Island and Miss Universe winner, was featured in Honey Dew Donuts commercial.[5] Honey Dew Donuts is known to sell donuts, pastries, muffins, and a variety of coffees.[6]

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  1. ^ "The History of Honey Dew". Honey Dew Donuts. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shop locator". Honey Dew Donuts. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Doughnut-less Honey Dew to open in new Quincy YMCA
  4. ^ New donut shop opening in gym won't sell donuts
  5. ^ "History of Honey Dew Donuts". Honey Dew Donuts. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "BAKERIES, FOOD & DINING, COFFEE AND TEA SHOPS Honey Dew Donuts". Cranston Patch. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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